Coordinator, Labour Programs and Services

United Way Elgin Middlesex
London office | Travel within Elgin & Middlesex Counties require
Labour education or post-secondary credentials, or equivalent
Cover Letter
Application deadline
July 17, 2022

Company: United Way Elgin Middlesex

Location: London office | Travel within Elgin & Middlesex Counties require

Education/Credentials: Labour education or post-secondary credentials, or equivalent

Resume: Required

Cover Letter: Required

Application deadline: July 17, 2022

Job Description

Work Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Schedule is flexible to reflect meetings outside of regular business hours.

About United Way Elgin Middlesex 

United Way’s mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

The most important thing United Way can do for our community is to use our reputation, relationships and expertise to bring together our community’s resources of people, time, talent, relationships, expertise, technology, money and more. By channelling our community’s power behind solid strategies, we can achieve lasting changes in the social conditions of individuals, families and our community.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a Labour Programs and Service Coordinator to strengthen our partnership with, and provide support to, the organized labour community.

Compensation Structure: Based on the salary band for this role, external candidates can expect to be offered a starting salary in the range of $46,000 – $54,000 ($25.27 – $27.47 per hour). When determining the starting wage, we consider the market, candidate experience, as well as internal equity. Additionally, United Way also offers:

  • Three weeks paid vacation time to start
  • Flexible working arrangements to encourage work-life balance
  • Paid winter shut-down between Christmas and New Years
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Paid sick/personal days
  • Summer office hours
  • Extended health benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program

Our Ideal Candidate Will Possess

  • Labour education or post-secondary credentials, or equivalent combination of education and unionized work experience
  • Current or previous experience as an active member in a union with a strong understanding of Organized Labour and United Way
  • Good interpersonal skills; ability to relate to diverse groups of labour organizations, members, and management
  • Intermediate computer skills on MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook); experience using virtual meeting platforms (Zoom, Teams, etc.)
  • Experience instructing and facilitating group discussions and educational opportunities
  • Good understanding of local social issues and initiatives
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience advocating and working with equity seeking populations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to flex work schedule to attend meetings and special events which occur before or after regular office hours
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle, which shall be used in the course of duties 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Building understanding, cooperation, and participation between Organized Labour and UWEM within and for the betterment of the community
  • Ensuring that shared interests with Organized Labour are represented in the development of departmental goals, and plans
  • Planning and implementing fundraising activities within unionized workplaces 
  • Planning and coordinating events between United way the Organized Labour community
  • Developing and conducting education and training programs for employees and union members in workplaces pertaining to community wellbeing and social services, including but not limited to the Labour Community Advocate Program
  • Maintaining the understanding between Organized Labour and United Way
  • Working with United Way staff to ensure labour participation and Organized Labour’s point of view is represented in the development of department goals and participate in activities that relate to United Way’s success
  • Developing and conducting education / training programs for people in workplaces pertaining to community, wellbeing and social services
  • Performing other duties as needed to ensure the safe and effective operations of the organization

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter and resume by 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 17 to Lisa Simmons, Executive Assistant and Human Resources Officer

If selected, interviews will be flexible and make the most use of virtual options available.

United Way will consider non-traditional work experience such as volunteering when examining the skills and knowledge needed for this position.

United Way is committed to diversity and encourages applications from people who are Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, women, persons with disabilities, and other overlooked and underestimated groups.

United Way requires new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at all times during employment, unless legitimately unable to do so due to their own disability or religious reasons (“Exempt Worker”). The successful applicant will be offered employment conditional upon providing satisfactory proof to United Way Elgin Middlesex that they are fully vaccinated before the Start Date or, alternatively, that they are an Exempt Worker. 

As an equal opportunity employer, United Way is committed to accessibility and to protecting the human rights of its employees. In support of this aim, United Way Elgin Middlesex has an accommodation process in place to provide accommodations to employees with disabilities or when otherwise required under human rights laws.